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Discussion in 'Site Updates & Announcements' started by Phases, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Phases

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    Alright everyone, we're finally flipping the switch and letting those who wish to donate a bit to help with the continued success of the site do just that, with a couple benefits.

    Details here:
    AndroidForums.com: Premium Memberships Now Available! | Android Phone Fans

    p.s. And yes, at the moment the "VIP" forum is really just an empty forum, nothing special - just to be up front. ;)

    p.p.s. For the record - rules still apply. Don't want anyone donating/signing-up-for-premium and then getting banned, that'd just stink!
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    First premium member :p
     
  3. Phases

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    lol Nice, goes with with the caddy symbol!
     
  4. BiGMERF

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    lol... i think this option should be available to staff members free since we provide an invaluable service.. :)
     
  5. OfTheDamned

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    Ok, donated. This is a great site and deserves it.
     
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    i wish i could but as a social security recipient im on a budget :(. thats why you see me all the time here.. lol
     
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    Is there any chance of a Google checkout option? I was gonna throw some money your way now you have a donate link, but I don't have a paypal account
     
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    Long time lurker and want to join the club! You guys deserve it. I appreciate all that you do.
     
  9. Trident

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    Okay, so I just signed up for the 6 month subscription! A bit confused to how I will be in both the Phone Guide user group as well as the Premium user group at the same time, though.
     
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    A PayPal account isn't necessary. All you need is a credit card.
     
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    Donated. Great site and enjoy all of it.
     
  12. BiGMERF

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    maybe there some be some levels of contributions instead of one option for those who cant contribute that much
     
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    I think monthly or bi yearly is pretty good
     
  14. BiGMERF

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    or maybe the 20 dollars spread out over the 6 months. that would be fair. you still get your 20, just over the 6 months instead of in one shot
     
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    If I had a job (or was even eligible for unemployment), I'd do it. Of course, I'd buy a few apps if that were the case as well lol
     
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    Don't have one of them either. I don't believe in spending money I don't have (only debt I have is Mortgage)
     
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    I feel your pain.

    I can't donate right now but thanks for everything guys!
     
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    Ok. I donated... I think 20.00 is a bit too much for 6 months... But, anyway, I donated... Now what...lol:p
     
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    IMO 14.95 for 6 months and 24.95 for 12 months would be better.
     
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    Donated. My paypal address is different than my email address here ... but I'm guessing you guys will sort that out.

    LOL

    By the time I posted this, it was a done deal. Good job.
     
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    OK, as I read it, these are recurring memberships that will be charged over and over every so often?
     
  23. Rob

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    @johnlgalt - That's correct - from what I understand, when the end of the time period is approaching, the forum will send you a PM and/or EMail letting you know that if it's NOT a recurring subscription you need to renew or you'll revert back to normal membership. I'll make sure it includes a link to http://paypal.com explaining you'll need to unsubscribe through their website if you ARE signed up for a recurring subscription that you want to discontinue.

    Right now we have 3 "levels":

    • $5/month
    • $19.95/6-months
    • Donate whatever you want via Paypal
    The $5/month makes the most sense as a "recurring" payment. In terms of offering a single, one-time donation vs. recurring subscription, we'll probably continue to get feedback and see what's best for everyone. This is our first time doing anything like this so it's a learning experience. Phases and I have been talking hours and hours each day about what you folks are saying and what you folks want - it's all about finding a balance that works out for everyone.

    By all means, keep the comments coming because we're listening and taking everything into consideration. Thanks to everyone for helping make AF so great!
     
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    Understandable - over at Calendarofupdates, we run a yearly donation marathon, as well as asking for donations from folks every now and again, but he site is a lot smaller than this place. The majority of the traffic comes from folks viewing the calendar....

    I just wish I was not a college student - so many things I want to buy / donate to...that should be solved soon, opening a business account from the money I make doing computer repair - comes with a VISA check card :D

    Thanks for the clarification Rob!
     
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    guys, I'd LOVE to donate, just found out tho i am losing my job in may, and my house in april. I'll try and scrape some money together, cuz im here several times a day and love all the info i get here. Keep up the good work!

    btw... i am NOT losing my droid....LMAO!!
     

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